ePetition - Save School Sports Partnerships in our city

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Save School Sports Partnerships in our city

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to lobby the Coalition Government for the retention of the Brighton & Hove Schools Sports Partnership. We deplore the action by the government that, without consultation, has removed the funding from this partnership along with the 499 other such partnerships in schools across the country. Since the clubs started in the year 2000, participation rates among all school students has increased from 25% to 95% with 72 individual schools in Brighton and Hove benefiting from the wide range of sporting activities on offer. We support the local teachers and students that have been involved with providing the network of different activities to help young people stay fit and healthy and call on the City Council to maintain this partnership that is doing so much to increase the sporting skills and participation of all of the city’s young people.

This petition will be submitted to Full Council on 27 January 2011 before being referred to the 17 February Cabinet meeting.

This ePetition ran from 22/11/2010 to 17/01/2011 and has now finished.

614 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

The Cabinet Member for Children & Young People gave the following response at the Cabinet meeting on 17 February 2011:

"Officers are in talks with schools to achieve the best outcomes for school sports provision. The government will be giving money to each secondary school to fund a PE teacher one day a week to work with each cluster of primary schools. Meetings have taken place with Brighton & Hove Football Club and the Cricket Club, who both work with schools and the wider community, and the council’s Sports Development workers will continue to provide support to sustain and enhance sports provision. The main aim is to better co-ordinate sports provision across the city."


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